Saving CATIA Version 5 CATPart Documents As CATIA Version 4 Models

This task shows you how to save CATIA Version 5 CATPart documents as CATIA Version 4 models.
Open the document MultiBodyAssembly.CATPart It looks like this:

You will remember that in Version 4 the declaration parameter catsite.WRITING_CODE_PAGE declares the code page to be stored in the CATIA data to be written. Such information such as the writing code page was specified in V4 by means of the parameter settings in the declaration files. These declaration parameters are no longer supported in CATIA Version 5. Such information must therefore be provided by means of the dialog boxes described below, before attempting to save a V5 CATPart document as a V4 model.

If you want to use the writing code page ISO-8859-1 go straight to step 4. It is the default value so normally, unless another code page was already specified, you can go ahead with the save.

However, if you want to use a writing code page other than ISO-8859-1 start with step 1.

  1. Select the Tools > Options... command. The Options dialog box appears, choose the General > Compatibility category in the left-hand column.

  2. Click the Saving as V4 Data tab. For more information about these settings, please refer to Customizing.

  3. Open the Writing Code Page list (indicated by the arrow above), select the appropriate code page:

  1. You can modify the V4 Model Dimension in order to be consistent with the V4 destination site value.

  2. Select the File > Save As... command.

  3. In the Save As dialog box, select the location of the .model document to be saved and rename it (or not) as required.

  4. Click the Save as type: list and select model in the list displayed as shown below:

  5. In the same box, click on Save. The MultiBodyAssembly.model just created can now be opened, in CATIA Version 4 and will look something like this: